Two words explain why so many citizens of the Bayou State qualify for a Lifeline phone, the government’s free cell phone program –- Hurricane Katrina.
The worst natural disaster in the history of the United States destroyed thousands of businesses and three tens of thousands out of work permanently. It’s been five years and the state and its people still haven’t recovered. Some experts say it never will recover despite the best efforts of the state’s good, hard working people.
It’s a situation like this that cries out for a program like Lifeline and we welcome our Louisiana friends to FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net and encourage them to take advantage of the popular, free government cell phones program.
Louisiana residents are in luck: All three of the major Lifeline free cell phone providers do business in Louisiana. Contact any of them to apply for Lifeline phone service, thanks to the government’s Lifeline program (Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund).
Free Cell Phone Providers in Louisiana:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Louisiana. They all offer different plans with different numbers of minutes, different refill options, and serve different geographic areas. So click through them all and find the plan that’s best for you.
- Access Wireless
- Assurance Wireless
- Budget Mobile
- Conexion Wireless
- EnTouch Wireless
- Life Wireless
- NewPhone Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- ReachOut Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- StandUp Wireless
- Tag Mobile
- Total Call Mobile
Lifeline Discount Companies in Louisiana
If you qualify for Lifeline Assistance, but you find that none of the companies offer free government cell phones where you live, you have another option. The companies below, while not offering free cell phone plans, do offer substantial Lifeline discounts off their regular mobile phone plans in Louisiana:
How to Qualify in Louisiana for a Free or Discounted Government Cell Phone
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Louisiana:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Medicaid (not Medicare)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- National School Lunch Program’s free lunch program
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
- Tribally Administered TANF (TTANF)
- Head Start (meeting income qualifying standards)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which you can see calculated in the table below:
|Income Based Eligibility for Louisiana|
|Members in Household||Annual income||Monthly Income|
|For each additional member add $5,481 annual or $457 monthly|
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